Approval sought for residential tower on Trader Joe's lot on 22nd St.
On Sept. 1, the owners of the Trader
Joe's parking lot on 22nd St will go before the Zoning Board of
Adjustment to request approval for the construction of a 341-unit
residential tower. Plans call for the residential units to occupy
tower floors 7 through 29. 145 car parking spaces would be available
in floors 0 through 6; an additional 103 spaces would be available via
an accessory garage. Plans also call for 114 bicycle spaces. As the
lot is zoned for mixed-commercial use, construction of a residential-use
only tower would likely require a variance.
You'll need to cart your own trash there. But drop-offs are free,
and public hours were recently expanded. You can now swing by daily,
from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to avoid crowds, go before 8 a.m. or
after 5 p.m., but even if there's a line when you arrive, the process is
typically quick. Expect to spend five to ten minutes moving through the
Philadelphia's Sanitation Convenience Center drop-off process
Visits to the Sanitation Convenience Center are outdoors.
You must wear a mask, and you must show proof that you're a city
resident. The centers are gated. When you arrive, you'll need to show a
valid ID (or a piece of mail with your city address on it) to an
attendant. The attendant will then direct you on where to go depending
on what kind of trash you're hauling. The centers are organized into
sections for different categories of trash, including regular household
trash; recycling; electronics; appliances; bulk items like furniture;
yard waste; and tires.
You're allowed to drop off regular household items once a day and oversized items once a week.
City Institute Library on Rittenhouse Square will accept returns of
library materials in lobby on the following day and time:
Friday July 31, 10 am - 4 pm
wear a mask or face covering when returning library materials. Please
allow at least 5 days for your items to be checked in once you have
Hosts for Hospitals
Do you know of anyone who'll be away any time this summer? Or of a
vacant corporate apartment? An AirBnB not being rented out? An in-law
suite or carriage house not being used? During this time of pandemic,
patient-families are in urgent need of private-setting lodging. HOSTS for HOSPITALS provides
low-cost lodging & caring support at volunteer Host-homes for
patient-families coming to Greater Philadelphia for medical care. Visit
the Hosts for Hospitals website to learn more.
Yun Hu, center city resident, and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia
Young Pianists' Academy, invites you to attend the 8th Annual Piano
Festival, Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 9. All events will be
livestreamed. Choice of Observer Pass for all events or One-Day Passes.
To see schedule and purchase tickets click on Events at https://pypa.info/
VoteSafe Pennsylvania Aims to Help Voters Access Safe Options For Election
VoteSafe Pennsylvania has
launched a statewide bipartisan campaign that aims to ensure every
Pennsylvania voter has access to safe voting options for the November
covid-19 threatens to disrupt traditional voting procedures, VoteSafe
Pennsylvania is advocating for secure mail-in ballots and safe in-person
voting sites. The group is also educating voters about what voting
options are available to them, as this year marks the first time all
Pennsylvania voters can vote via mail-in ballot.